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LUFKIN (CBSDFW/AP) – An endangered jaguar has been born at an East Texas zoo as part of a breeding program called the Species Survival Plan.

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The Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin on Thursday announced the birth of the male cub. See their Facebook post below.

(Ellen Trout Zoo Facebook)

(Ellen Trout Zoo Facebook)

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The jaguar was born Aug. 20 and named Balam, which is the Mayan word for jaguar. The animal weighed 1 pound, 6 ounce at birth, but has since grown to about 2 pounds.

A zoo statement says the parents are 8-year-old Seraphina and 3-year-old Kabah. Zoo experts are tending to the cub because the first-time mother was not nursing her offspring and the newborn required special attention.

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